Burns and Scalds


COUNTRY: UK

Burns and scalds require immediate treatment once the patient has been removed from the offending situation.

This normally involves the immediate use of cold running water over the affected area. Ice should NOT be used and creams, ointments or other greasy substances should NOT be applied.

The links given here lead to three separate pages headed “introduction” “treatment” and “recovery.” If you are dealing with a patient who has just been burnt, click on the TREATMENT link first:

It is very important to stop the burning process as soon as possible. This may mean removing the person from the area, dousing flames with water, or smothering their body with a blanket to put out any flames. However, do not put yourself at risk of getting burned as well.

NHS CHOICES – BURNS AND SCALDS

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